We stayed in Solar for 5 nights at the end of July and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the room. After reading reviews and booking via a last minute holiday website we weren't sure exactly what it would be like but I will DEFINITELY be returning!
The room was a great size with a lovely view of the pool. The facilities for cooking were more than enough with plenty of space for food. The room was cleaned daily, the staff were all really friendly and spoke great English.
After reading reviews on here we were aware of the 50 euro deposit per person so were prepared for that. We got the full deposit back and were allowed to store our luggage whilst waiting for the transfer.
We were within a 5 minute walk of the strip and a small supermarket where we bought all our food. Another 5 minutes and you're at the beach. There was no noise from the strip which was a bonus!
Only a couple of negatives - the wifi by the pool was a little unreliable and very slow and we found a few small cockroaches in the bathroom. Overall a really great experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This charming and inviting apartment complex disposes of a fantastic tropical garden and although located at the heart of the tourist centre and only a few minutes from the divine bay of Praia da Oura and the Strip, it is an island of peace and offers a unique experience of tranquility. Excellent shops, restaurants and bars are in the immediate vicinity. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solar De Sao Joao Hotel Albufeira
- Solar De Sao Joao Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal